Observation 101945: Boletus campestris group

When: 2012-07-18

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

When I first saw a group of small ones I initially thought “campestris.” But the stipes were quite punctate, which is not something I recall seeing on collections of campestris I have made. (B. campestris grows in my yard.) Then I spotted a few larger ones in a shady area of the same patch. The ones in the first photo have cap diameters around 3 inches. A couple others (same patch) seem too large and robust – stemmed for campestris.

Grassy wood border near a row of spruce on the border. Hardwoods behind the spruce.

Interesting chemical feature… KOH dark red on pores.

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Based on chemical features: KOH negative on cap, pale orange on context in stipe.
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Is B. rubellus considered to be one of…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-19 07:27:07 CDT (-0400)

the members of the B. campestris group? Or is it better to call it the “Boletus fraterus group?”

Based upon size of fruit bodies, I think these are B. rubellus.

Created: 2012-07-18 23:07:34 CDT (-0400)
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